Leader in Adult Care Level 5

Who is this Apprenticeship for?

This apprenticeship is aimed at managers in health and social care. It contains the required qualification for Registered Managers in England.

The Leader in Adult Care will guide and inspire teams to make positive differences to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional, psychological or intellectual challenges. They will be a leader of the care team and will develop and implement a values-based culture at a service or unit level. They may be responsible for business development, financial control, organisational resilience and continuity as well as for managing risk and leading on organisational change.

Typical job titles include registered, assistant, deputy, unit or service manager.

Training is arranged to suit your business needs:
This Apprenticeship standard includes a 20% off-the-job training requirement.

Duration is typically 18 months

Entry Requirements – Undertake the Disclosure and Barring Service process and provide the result

What will this cost to a Business/Employer?
Non-levy paying employers will need to contribute 5% of the maximum funding band as published by the
Skills Funding Agency for the delivery of training and assessment for their apprenticeship. In this instance the fee is £350.00.

• Be aged 16 years or older, Have been resident in the UK/EU for at least three years prior to commencing their apprenticeship
• Be employed in England and have a Contract of Employment
• Not currently enrolled onto any other apprenticeship, or another DfE funded FE/HE programme
• Learners/employees should be aged 16 or over to undertake the qualification.

Course Contents:
Leaders in Adult Care may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, community day centres, a person’s own home or some clinical healthcare settings. The role of Leader in Adult Care in this standard also covers Personal Assistants who operate in a management role but they may only work directly for one individual who needs support and/or care services.

A Leader in Adult Care has responsibility for managing community or residential based services. This role has a large element of leadership, whether with other care workers and networks or in leading the service itself. A successful apprentice will have met all the requirements. They have a responsibility to ensure the service is safe, effective, caring, responsive to people’s needs and well-led. They may be a registered manager of a service, unit, deputy or assistant manager. They will be responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance of the care given and the values and training of staff with established standards and regulations.

These are the personal attributes and behaviours expected of all Leaders in Adult Care carrying out their roles:
•Care – is caring consistently and enough about individuals to make a positive difference to their lives
•Compassion – is delivering care and support with kindness, consideration, dignity, empathy and respect
•Courage – is doing the right thing for people and speaking up if the individual they support is at risk
•Communication – good communication is central to successful caring relationships and effective team working
•Competence – is applying knowledge and skills to provide high quality care and support
•Commitment – to improving the experience of people who need care and support ensuring it is person- centred
The apprenticeship is made up of the following components:
• Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care
• An EPA (End Point Assessment) which will includes 2 assessment methods:
1. Observation of Leadership
2. 60 minute Professional Discussion

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